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Engrossing, Expansive, Beautiful...,
This review is from: Killzone 3 - Playstation 3 (Video Game)
Killzone 3 is finally here after the cliffhanger of an ending from the second in the series. Far and above the best in terms of single player experience and online play this is a must buy for Playstation 3 owners. The campaign may be mildly short, I beat it in about 10 hours, but it is involving and a breathlessly fun ride. Jumping seamlessly between guns blazing first person offensive to stealthy infiltrations to vehicular rail shooters it conveys the story through edge of your seat testosterone goodness. The enemies are more diverse, the combat is more brutal, the scenery is more breath taking and the villain more blindly evil.
Humanity is fighting to its last breath and you are put in the shoes of the savior from the last game, Sevchanko, in order to stop the malignant tumor of a race that is hell bent on destroying everything you love. This isn't a character study by any stretch of the term so don't expect weeping for the lost or a boiling romance. There is no inner struggle to deal with and all the themes are very broad but the overall whole is a wonderfully entertaining ride pitting you against impossible odds until the credits roll. I don't think a story of isolation would have fit with the game play and I appreciate the direction they went in. It is never about your character, it is all about... [...]